Photos have been shared online of the alleged theft of breeding birds from the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust.
Artist Bunty O’Connor shared photos and details of the incident online yesterday and is asking anyone with information on the missing animals to contact the authorities urgently:
“Friends, please share as widely as possible, news of the shocking theft of breeding birds from the Wild Fowl Trust in Pointe a Pierre last weekend, while we celebrated World Environment Day. Also stolen is an incubator containing eggs.”
“Thieves broke into cages over the weekend and made off with mature Blue and Gold Macaws, Fulvous Whistling ducklings, White Faced Whistling ducks, Wild Muscovy ducklings and a white Peahen, in what appears to be well planned robberies.”
She said the matter has been reported to the Marabella Police.
She said the Trust is an important conservation facility and these animals are urgently needed.
“The Pointe a Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is an internationally renowned centre for the breeding and releasing of indigenous waterfowl. It has been in existence for more than 50 years and is the only breeding and teaching organisation in our region and the second oldest Wildfowl conservation organisation IN THE WORLD.”